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5. JANUARY 2016




2015 / 2016


I wish you all a happy, healthy and an inspirational new year 2016!


Dear friends,
I wish you a refreshing new 2016, more inspiration and joy. May all your wishes be a part of 2016.

 Asia Week New York
Bridging Realms:
Contemporary Tibetan Art

BRIDGING REALMS: Contemporary Tibetan Art OPENING RECEPTION Friday, March 11th,  6-8pm (Show duration: March 11th-May 10th, 2016) Tibet House NY

This exhibit presents contemporary works connected by Tibetan cultural and philosophical thought embracing contradiction and reconciling polarities.  Through paintings, mixed media and photography, the artists rely on provocative and paradoxical aspects of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy and the ideal of the “middle way between extremes.” The works presented aim to connect the apparently disparate realms of the visible and the imaginary, the spiritual and the mundane and express the artists’ sense of irony--both peaceful and tragic--as well as the Tibetan’s competing views of the self.

Among these artists are: Gonkar Gyatso,  Losang Gyatso, Karma Phuntsok, Tashi Norbu, Sonam Dolma,Tara Lobsang, Tenzin Phuntsok, Tashi Lodoe, Rima Fujita, Peter Makela, Passang Topgay, Tashi Wangchuk, Tenzin Ngawang, Hector Marcel and Gina de la Chesnaye, Ngawang Jorden, Konchok Rinchen and Sarah Rose.





NEW YORK - Asia Week
New Delhi



Tibetan Contemporary Art Residence - AIM AND VISION

We take the next step to the tibetan art and related artistic disciplines, such as poets and writers etc. There wil be changes in the near future. 9 Pillars Art Studio will move in 2016 to the south of the Netherlands to work on the future and we will continue our artistic activities. We will create the first global and ultimate tibetan contemporary artists residence. To retreat in this beautiful and peaceful environment of the farmhouse with creating artworks that would inspire oneself and the world. We are expecting that tibetan artists could find their goal. It will be a melting pot of artistic research, experimenting in different medium of art and production of art. Internationally active tibetan artists, teachers and professors from different disciplines will be invited. Hopefully other theoreticians advisors visits, involvement seminars, discussions, lectures and presentations will be hosted and held. People from continents, cultures and generations, variety of views, reflecting on diversity of contemporary art practice. Hence, exchange of knowledge and meeting place for tibetan and non tibetan artists is our vision. We aim to create a space of tibetan impression. You are welcome to feel at home and witness yourself the tibetan artwork, lifestyle in the art café and also tasting tibetan delights.

see: facebook link

Dalai Lama quote: “Because of the rapidly increasing population, we need a more altruistic attitude. Compassion and our survival are related. Even in economy we are heavily dependent upon one another.”
“From the Buddhist viewpoint the ultimate creator is the mind of sentient beings, not only human beings, but other beings which have a mind or consciousness also. The mind is supreme.”
“In order to change the external situation, first we must change within.”

'Arts and Spirituality'
 Tashi Norbu a Tibetan artist and his cooperation.

Many tibetan Buddhism been expressed in ART,or else can’t find enough around to express in words.One of our major art project 'TIBET ART NOW' aims to contribute to recognition of the contemporary art of Tibet in a totally positive way. It wants to add a genuine contribution to the development of the culture of Tibet for Tibetan artists outside Tibet as well as inside Tibet. The exhibition shows the art that bridges the ancient art of Tibet with the new artistic imagery of Tibet's new generations of artists. The vision is to offer viewers a stepping stone to a possible future development of the culture and the art of the Tibetan people. If profit arises from this exhibition it will be donated to the initiation of an educational art project in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, in the near future, in which artists from inside and outside Tibet can work together.'TIBET ART NOW' fully agrees with H.H. the Dalai Lama when he states in the book 'His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet talks to Louwrien Wijers': 'In order to develop a certain inner progress the artist's thing is very much influential and helpful. The artists with their art have a powerful means to give a message. The task of the artist is of crucial importance in society, particularly to strive for a less aggressive, more peaceful, more gentle humanity. Art is especially helpful for those people whose minds are always being directed outward, because with this art they need to turn themselves inward.

Some Art comforts the disturbed Mind and some disturbs the comfort mind.
One soothes relaxes and other wakes up with curiosity….
Some art just exposed on your wall and constantly becomes a reminder of something.
Some becomes an inspiration to ones life. Is a total expression through silence, while respecting the space, find silence within silence.
The relationship between Arts and Spirituality is quiet similar.
Especially in Tibetan Buddhism.
Many of spiritual related things are in the form of ART.
Only through ART, spiritual and spirituality can be expressed.
Art can be the rituals of spirituality for beings to wake up.
Because Art can speak the language of our mundane life.
Why, how, and where we tangle and suffer…
When you gaze, it oozes the minds of the artist as well.
Just from one glance, it can wake you up intensively. - Kelsang Tsomo




New Delhi Art Show info
March 2016

At the invitation of Art Curator Amrita Varma , Tashi Norbu is participating with several works for a group show in India New Delhi in the month of march 2016. The Egg Art Studio, 23 Barakhamba Road,New Delhi


Hunsel - South of Holland Border to three countries Tibetan Contemporary Art Residence

OPENING Saturday, April 22nd 2 pm - 3 pm (open till 5 pm) and Sunday 10th 2016

9 Pillars Art Studio will move in 2016 to the south of the Netherlands to work on the future and we will continue our artistic activities. We will create the first global and ultimate tibetan contemporary artists residence.To retreat in this beautiful and peaceful environment of the farmhouse with creating artworks that would inspire oneself and the world.

For this special longterm project we are looking for people who share our vision and would like to invest - or crowd fund us - in our aims and believes. Please, support our Tibet House Holland Foundation by donating, use the link below:


Exhibition Chicago Co-production Grand Park Conservancy May 2016 !


Zwolle - The Netherland Tibetaanse Boeddha, Mixed Media technieken

Tibetan Buddha painting workshop in Co-production with Tashi Norbu! Zaterdag 9 & zondag 10-4: 10.00-16.00u. € 199,- incl. alles!   
Buddha painting is a relaxing and most enjoyable days we share with each other. Real treat days, where you are completely taken care of and pampered. Under the inspiring leadership and through the contribution made by international artist Tashi Norbu on each painting everyone (even if you've never painted ) find the perfect Buddha painting that hangs on the wall with pride.
• Guarantee a beautiful Buddha painting
• Co - production between you and Tashi Norbu
• Format canvas 90 × 70 cm.
• A relaxed friendly pampering
• Culinary lunches
• Extensive high tea
• Inspiring location
We zullen werken met acrylverf op een groot canvas. Tashi zal originele pagina’s meenemen uit Tibetaanse geschriften en we zullen gaan werken in zijn stijl waarbij het Westen en Oosten elkaar ontmoet. Deze twee dagen staan in het teken vanuit het werken met de geometrie en de basis principes van het Boeddhisme.

Tussen de beide middagen zijn er een lunch met Tibetaanse hapjes. En aan het eind van de workshop sluiten we af met een inwijdingsritueel dat door een Tibetaanse ceremonie wordt gezegend.
Inmiddels woont hij alweer enkele jaren in België en Nederland waar hij zich bekwaamde in de Westerse kunst. Sinds hij een aantal jaren geleden in Happinez verscheen heeft zijn kunst velen bereikt en geeft hij niet heel veel workshops meer op locatie, dus ik vind het een hele eer dat hij weer naar Zwolle komt. Doe je mee?
Workshop adress Pascale Tichelaar - Rakers Brinkhoekweg 2A, 8032 LS Zwolle
Telefoonnummer 06-23890475

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Pau - France

Tibetan contemporary Art : Tashi Norbu along with Tibetan artists combination to Artists from southern France and Spain.
Chapelle de la vérance, 3 rue Gontaut de Biron, 64000 PAU. France May 2016 - organized by one of the most successful NGO France.

here there is some experience from the last exposition: For Westerners, the Tibetan art often boils down to the mandalas. But there is a contemporary tibetan art and one of the figures is Tashi Norbu. The painter, is in the spotlight at the chapel of the Perseverance in Pau with "Moving a mountain," exposure to discover them until September 6, before the departure of the artist for the Venice Biennale.

Contact person Madame CAMPET Denise Puntsok Dolma  



Hunsel monthly based activities wil announced on the website
coming up in 2016


contemporary art
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